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My BIG TIME Girl Crush, Jackie Wachter

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a girl crush around here. Because well, honestly, I don’t crush on just anyone… But this lady, Jackie Wachter is oh so crush-worthy! Jackie and I were literally set up on a girlfriend date a few years ago. Our mutual friend Eric kept telling us about one another. We tried a few times to meet, but as life often goes with busy ladies, our plans kept getting postponed. Fast forward like 10 months and we finally met at The Plum (Jackie’s suggestion because she really is so cool) and our one hour lunch turned into an entire afternoon. And a beautiful, inspirational and truly supportive friendship was born.

You know that friend that always has their finger on the pulse of what is cool? Like not too cool for school, but humble cool? THAT IS JACKIE! Like when my hubby and I want to try somewhere new for date night, I call Jackie for suggestions – she’s THAT friend! So who better to tap for ideas about what she’s obsessed with, right? AND, the leather company, FOUNT, that she and her husband founded is a whole other level of awesomeness and one of my personal obsessions!

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

In fact, I’ve been featuring a bunch of FOUNT bags over on my Instagram lately (have you seen it??). They’re doing a fun vintage scarf promo for Mother’s Day!!  I just love vintage accessories and how they have the ability to make an outfit one of a kind.

With every FOUNT bag (of $150) purchased before Mother’s Day you’ll receive a vintage scarf to tie on to your FOUNT bag. It’s an easy way to change up the look of your bag – and add a little pop to your outfit too.

Jackie + FOUNT

Jackie is a hometown Cleveland girl and the Cofounder of FOUNT. A design and production house of heirloom quality leather handbags and accessories. She and her husband started their business out of their apartment when they were first married five years ago. Now they make all of the FOUNT products in their downtown Cleveland studio with a very talented team of artisans.  FOUNT has a Cleveland store on Detroit Avenue, a Columbus store in The Short North, and a fabulous website (where you can receive FREE SHIPPING with code WARDROBECONSULTANT).

Jackie’s Obsessions:

1. Fashion Revolution Week

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We are having so much fun as a company getting ready for Fashion Revolution Week, which is coming up April 22-28. This movement is a giant social media sweep to raise awareness about ethical manufacturing, specifically in the clothing and accessory world. This is a topic close to my heart, so we are throwing a massive (200 ladies) clothing swap, doing a Lake Erie beach clean up with our team, and beginning to donate a percentage of all FOUNT sales to plant trees and do our part to aid in reforestation. Check the revolution out here

2. Vintage Fashion Cleveland

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I personally love shopping for vintage treasures more than new items because the pieces are so unique. One of my favorite vintage shops is Vintage Fashion Cleveland in Lakewood, and it has the most incredibly curated collection of pieces that will keep your style looking fresh and beyond any trends.

3. With Simplicity MakeUp

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This is an all natural makeup and skin care line that actually holds up for the entire day. When I was pregnant with my first son I heard about how dangerous the chemicals in beauty products can be for developing babies, so I made the switch to all natural. It was really hard to find a natural line that performed as well as my former Sephora brands, but once I found With Simplicity I never went back, and I still use 100% With Simplicity and swear by it!

4. Everlane

Everlane is an amazing brand for chic staple wardrobe pieces. I love their jeans, boots, and even their underwear! They celebrate brand transparency. And, they make sure the customer feels confident that their purchasing power is being used for the greater good.  (Hallie’s note – We’re big fans of Everlane too. We did a whole blog post on them in 2017, but just updated it with all our favorites of the season – check it out here.)

5. Reformation

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If you want to find a fun-filled and flirty, yet ethically made piece for summer look no further then Reformation! I just snagged the cutest new swimsuit from here, and the quality is great! (Hallie’s note – We love this line too! Also did a post on them last year but updated it with our picks of the new pieces here.)

I mean, how much do you love her?? And how much do you want a FOUNT bag for Mother’s Day too?? Just sayin’…

 

 

 

 

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Cleveland-based personal stylist and fashion blogger.

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